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The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
The Illustrated History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar
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Publisher’s Note

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India was published by Oxford University Press India in 1955. Four editions and more than five decades later it has attained the status of a classic on the subject. Exploring a long and complex span of history imaginatively and comprehensively, the volume marked the beginning of a better understanding of South India’s role in shaping the subcontinent’s history and culture.

An adapted version of the original book, The Illustrated History of South India has been developed with the aim of bringing the history and culture of South India to a much wider audience, including young readers. A part of the ‘Oxford India Illustrated Collection’ that brings together writings of enduring value, this edition combines the rich content of the original volume with more than sixty line drawings and photographs. The maps and the genealogical charts have been aesthetically redrawn especially for this edition.

Showcasing Sastri’s enduring research in a contemporary format, this edition also presents a comprehensive and up to date overview of subsequent research on South Indian history and the development of the discipline through two essays by prominent scholars of South India, R. Champakalakshmi and P.M. Rajan Gurukkal, thus making it an invaluable guide for both students and general readers.

Back of the Book

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India has the distinction of being the basic political narrative on pre-colonial South India for over five decades. This special illustrated edition of the classic work showcases Sastri’s unmatched grasp over a wide variety of primary sources (Sanskrit and Tamil), his interpretative acumen, and his interdisciplinary approach to the study of history.

R. Champakalakshmi’s Introduction emphasizes Sastri’s unique contribution and continuing relevance while critically analyzing his work in the context of subsequent developments in historiography. Covering similar ground, P.M. Rajan Gurukkal details the value of the illustrated edition in the light of the work of key scholars and the growth of the discipline.

The rich visual content - sixty new illustrations and the redrawn maps and genealogical charts-together with the additional contextual material by two renowned scholars of South Indian history make this edition comprehensive and up to date for students and teachers of South Indian history as well as lay readers.

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (1892-1975) was Professor of History at the University of Madras.

R. Champakalakshmi was Professor at the Centre for Historic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Contents

Publisher’s Note vii
Introduction by R. Champakalakshmi ix
1The Earliest Peoples and Cultures1
2The Dawn of History: Aryanization12
3The Age of the Mauryan Empire18
4The Satavahanas and their Successors25
5The Age of the Sangam and After39
6Conflict of Three Empires59
7The Balance of Two Empires86
8The Age of the Four Kingdoms121
9The Bahmanis and Rise of Vijayanagar133
10The Empire of Vijayanagar165
11Social and Economic Conditions207
12Literature221
13Religion and Philosophy271
14Art and Architecture286
Epilogue by P.M. Rajan Gurukkal320
Bibliography330
Index336

Item Code:
IHG008
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
0198063563
Size:
9.3” X 6.0”
Pages:
390 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W)
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Publisher’s Note

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India was published by Oxford University Press India in 1955. Four editions and more than five decades later it has attained the status of a classic on the subject. Exploring a long and complex span of history imaginatively and comprehensively, the volume marked the beginning of a better understanding of South India’s role in shaping the subcontinent’s history and culture.

An adapted version of the original book, The Illustrated History of South India has been developed with the aim of bringing the history and culture of South India to a much wider audience, including young readers. A part of the ‘Oxford India Illustrated Collection’ that brings together writings of enduring value, this edition combines the rich content of the original volume with more than sixty line drawings and photographs. The maps and the genealogical charts have been aesthetically redrawn especially for this edition.

Showcasing Sastri’s enduring research in a contemporary format, this edition also presents a comprehensive and up to date overview of subsequent research on South Indian history and the development of the discipline through two essays by prominent scholars of South India, R. Champakalakshmi and P.M. Rajan Gurukkal, thus making it an invaluable guide for both students and general readers.

Back of the Book

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri’s A History of South India has the distinction of being the basic political narrative on pre-colonial South India for over five decades. This special illustrated edition of the classic work showcases Sastri’s unmatched grasp over a wide variety of primary sources (Sanskrit and Tamil), his interpretative acumen, and his interdisciplinary approach to the study of history.

R. Champakalakshmi’s Introduction emphasizes Sastri’s unique contribution and continuing relevance while critically analyzing his work in the context of subsequent developments in historiography. Covering similar ground, P.M. Rajan Gurukkal details the value of the illustrated edition in the light of the work of key scholars and the growth of the discipline.

The rich visual content - sixty new illustrations and the redrawn maps and genealogical charts-together with the additional contextual material by two renowned scholars of South Indian history make this edition comprehensive and up to date for students and teachers of South Indian history as well as lay readers.

K.A. Nilakanta Sastri (1892-1975) was Professor of History at the University of Madras.

R. Champakalakshmi was Professor at the Centre for Historic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

P.M. Rajan Gurukkal is Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Contents

Publisher’s Note vii
Introduction by R. Champakalakshmi ix
1The Earliest Peoples and Cultures1
2The Dawn of History: Aryanization12
3The Age of the Mauryan Empire18
4The Satavahanas and their Successors25
5The Age of the Sangam and After39
6Conflict of Three Empires59
7The Balance of Two Empires86
8The Age of the Four Kingdoms121
9The Bahmanis and Rise of Vijayanagar133
10The Empire of Vijayanagar165
11Social and Economic Conditions207
12Literature221
13Religion and Philosophy271
14Art and Architecture286
Epilogue by P.M. Rajan Gurukkal320
Bibliography330
Index336

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